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Attack breaks RC4 cipher in 75 hours, busts SSL, WPA
— 9:12 AM on July 17, 2015

Researchers have found yet another way to attack the aging RC4 stream cipher, an encryption scheme still used by many websites' SSL setups and the legacy...

Type: News story Tags: Networking

Malware attack on Kaspersky Lab used stolen Foxconn certs
— 9:35 AM on July 16, 2015

Kaspersky Lab has revealed a few more technical details about the malware used in the recent intrusion into its systems, which the company...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Operating systems Networking

Report: Tsinghua Unigroup to bid $23 billion for Micron
— 8:29 AM on July 14, 2015

China's Tsinghua Unigroup, Ltd. may be preparing a $23 billion offer to buy out memory maker Micron Technologies. According to a report by Bloomberg,...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Memory

MIT's RAM-free clusters chew through big data sets cheaply
— 6:00 AM on July 13, 2015

A common problem with "big data" analysis, according to MIT, is that the data sets are often too large to fit in RAM on a server or...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Systems Miscellaneous Memory

Google's Chromecast gets an Ethernet adapter
— 8:22 AM on July 9, 2015

Google's Chromecast HDMI streaming dongle just got a nice optional upgrade in the form of an official Ethernet adapter. As with any wireless...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Networking

North America's IPv4 address supply is running dry
— 11:17 AM on July 2, 2015

The American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN) warns that it will be unable to fulfill a request for the allocation of a large block...

Type: News story Tags: Networking

Study finds significant security flaws in popular VPN services
— 9:31 AM on July 1, 2015

A group of researchers from Sapienza University of Rome and Queen Mary University of London have published a study detailing significant security flaws in...

Type: News story Tags: Networking

D-Link's ShareCenter DNS-340L NAS is a big box for your bits
— 9:14 AM on June 18, 2015

It's time to get NAS-ty. D-Link has unveiled the DNS-340L ShareCenter, a 4-bay NAS box aimed at home users and small businesses.

Type: News story Tags: Storage Networking

Deal of the week: the 850 EVO 250GB and Far Cry 4 for $98, 27 inches of IPS glory for $300
— 10:47 AM on June 12, 2015

Looking for some discounted PC hardware to tide you over until the next batch of daily deals from the Steam Summer Sale? I thought...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Displays Memory Gaming

Cooler Master's modular future goes beyond the MasterCase
— 9:49 AM on June 11, 2015

Cooler Master introduced its MasterCase chassis at Computex last week, but there's more to this story than just a case. The modular mid-tower is...

Type: News story Tags: Chipsets Cases Input devices

This week's PC hardware deals will obliterate your wallet
— 10:51 AM on June 5, 2015

I'm tempted to call the GeForce GTX 980 Ti the deal of the week, because it's practically a Titan X for $350 less. But...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Multimedia Storage Displays Memory Gaming

MSI's Godlike X99 motherboard brings RGB LEDs to mortals
— 2:01 PM on June 2, 2015

MSI introduced its top-of-the-line X99A Godlike Gaming motherboard at Computex today. The most eye-catching feature is the...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Chipsets Systems Gaming

Killer slays wires with its Wireless-AC 1535 NIC
— 11:00 AM on June 2, 2015

Killer Networking is taking to the airwaves. Its new wireless adapter, the Killer Wireless-AC 1535, brings the company's suite of gaming-focused features to those...

Type: News story Tags: Networking

Nanotube-infused NRAM promises DRAM speeds with unlimited endurance
— 6:00 AM on June 2, 2015

Since 2001, a company called Nantero has been working on making non-volatile storage with carbon nanotubes. The...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Memory

Deal of the week: Asus' Core M ultrabook for $599 and Project Cars for $34
— 9:27 AM on May 29, 2015

I've got nothing for this week's intro, so let's get straight to the deals: We like Asus' ZenBook UX305 a lot. The 13.3" ultraportable has a...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Displays Memory Mobile computing Gaming

JEDEC standardizes NVDIMM for RAM-like flash storage
— 1:03 PM on May 26, 2015

We're all used to the idea of an SSD plugging into a SATA port or M.2 slot by now, but the notion of non-volatile storage...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Memory

Deal of the week: 27'' AHVA monitor for $300, The Witcher 3 for $39
— 12:05 PM on May 22, 2015

E-tailers are revving their promotional engines for the Memorial Day weekend, and that's produced some sweet deals on PC hardware. Craving a jumbo monitor based on...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Storage Displays Memory Gaming

Time Warner slings free Maxx upgrades to counter Google Fiber
— 1:35 PM on May 21, 2015

I've been chronicling the slow progress of Google Fiber moving into my metro area, my city, and eventually, into my house. Since Google Fiber...

Type: Blog post Tags: Internet Networking